|Object type||Personal Equipment|
|Physical description||Cotton herringbone; Leather; Metal|
|Date made||c 1941-1945|
Second World War, 1939-1945
Money belt with leather pockets : Miss N S Eglinton, Voluntary Aid Detachment
Khaki cotton money belt with two brown leather pockets next to the buckle. The pockets are closed by snap fasteners and the buckle strap is also made of leather. The belt is marked in black ink 'NANCY EGLINTON. V.A.D., S.X.15101. A.I.F.'
Worn by SFX15101 Private Nancy Stewart Eglinton. Eglinton was born in Adelaide, South Australia in January 1918 and enlisted in the Voluntary Aid Detachment on 10 November 1941. In 1942 Eglinton, with the majority of VADs, was transferred to the newly formed Australian Army Medical Women's Service. During the war she served in Northern Queensland, and possibly in New Guinea towards the end of the war. She served with 128 Australian General Hospital (AGH), 2/6 AGH and when discharged on 26 April 1946 she was serving with 101 AGH, based in Northfield, Adelaide. At the end of war she met and later married S3509 Colin Malcolm McEachern, a telegraphist from the Royal Australian Navy who served as a coast watcher during the war. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal during his service in HMAS Parkes.